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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel cover
Studio II Software
International until 2020 Deep Silver
Japan Zoo Corporation
International as of 2020 THQ Nordic
North America Cdv Software Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 2, 2008
Metacritic 71
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Point and select
Genres ARPG
Themes Fantasy
Series Sacred
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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a fantasy ARPG game developed by Studio II Software with singleplayer and multiplayer content.

The game was released in October 2008 on PC, as well as May 2009 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; despite this, the PC version never received controller support. However, it was greatly expanded with bug fixes and new content as part of official patches. The PC-exclusive expansion pack, Ice & Blood, was released on August 28, 2009, three days before developer Studio II Software filed for bankruptcy. As the American publisher at the time, CDV Software's US branch, was also in financial problems, the expansion was available only in Europe until the Japanese release on February 25, 2011 and the global Steam release of the Gold Edition on December 22, 2012. Despite these events, the expansion received two patches, the first one specifically optimizing the game for Windows 7 support, among else.

Full global publishing rights were claimed by Deep Silver (label of Koch Media at the time) by the 2010s, which had previously had retail publishing rights in Europe. The rights were transferred to THQ Nordic on May 5, 2020.

On modern systems, the game suffers from frequent crashes, partly due to the flawed implementation of the PhysX middleware, and broken quest triggers. Unofficial community patches have become an essential part of present-day installations, as they fix the vast majority of known issues with the game, leading to a considerably more stable experience, but were only made with Ice & Blood / Gold Edition in mind, as the latter is the most widely available release and the only remaining digital version of the game.

With the Ice & Blood expansion implementing the carrier imp mechanic previously specific to online multiplayer to owners of the base game's Collector's Edition, the only remaining content not available digitally are the enhanced Elite Textures from the same edition (disc 3), although fan-optimized re-releases thereof exist.

The official multiplayer service by TinCat was shut down, but a community-run alternative is available and does not require manual configuration to connect.

General information

Sacred Tribute - a fansite with archives and resources from the Sacred franchise
SacredWiki - a community-maintained wiki that also hosts the community patch Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions (Sacred 2 Gold)
Steam Community Discussions (legacy base game release)


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
CD key
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce 5 DRM and its online activation.
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Gold Edition.
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Gold Edition.
Gold Edition. Updated to version 2.65.1, but not 2.65.2.
Green Man Gaming
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Gold Edition.
Humble Store
Gold Edition.
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Gold Edition.
Steam (unavailable)
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Fallen Angel only. Community pages still public.
A free demo version is available from GamePressure.

Version differences

The Gold Edition is a complete edition containing the base game and the Ice and Blood expansion. The English-language version is based off the UK release.


Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes a new class, areas, quests, and items.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Ice & Blood Included in Gold Edition. North American localization was not released, only European and Japanese versions exist.

Essential improvements

Official patches

The latest version for Fallen Angel is 2.43, which requires patch 2.40 first. Both are available here.
The latest versions for Ice & Blood and the Gold Edition are 2.65.1 and the 2.65.2 hotfix. Both are available here.

Unofficial patches

Both unofficial patches require the Ice of Blood expansion patched to v2.65.1 or v2.65.2 (both include the latter patch).
The choice of patch depends on personal preference; applying both on the same installation is not possible.
Both include crucial bug and crash fixes (including fixes for the broken PhysX implementation), improved game stability, and optional versions which switch the formerly time-exclusive Christmas quest and content.

Purist Fixpack

Description thread
Download links: Google Drive, Nexus Mods
Maintains the original game design without any additions, and only changes balance if necessary to fix bugs.

Community patch

Sacred Wiki entry
Download links: DarkMatters, Patches-Scrolls
Includes a lot of new items, quests and balance changes. To disable the new items from dropping, a separate vanilla drop mod exists.
To access the community-run Open Net server (see Online play), the button needs to be re-enabled with this fix.

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video file folder
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\locale\[language].
  2. Delete or rename the trailer folder.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/225640/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Gameplay settings
Gameplay settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Possible through editing the OptionsDefault.txt
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV only needs to be edited if playing in Ultra Widescreen.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Off, x2, x4
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Elite Textures

The Collectors Edition came with a third disc with Elite textures adding an extra option to the graphics menu for them.
Deep Silver were happy for people to download these textures but could not supply them. Post from Deep Silver community manager.
A version optimized by the fans is available here.



Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects and Speech all have separate levels.
Surround sound
Speaker modes: 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1.
Mission text displayed in dialog boxes, but unique voiced responses are not shown in text.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5.0
Royalty free audio
Almost all in-game audio is original. The exception is the track "Sacred Worlds" by Blind Guardian, which appears in a cutscene used as its official music video at the end of an Easter egg quest, and in instrumental form as one of the main menu themes.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Separate UK and US versions for Fallen Angel; UK only for Ice & Blood and Gold Edition.
Retail only
Retail only.
Retail only. Download available here
Retail only


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
The official TinCat service has been shut down; see Online play.

Connection types

Online play

A community-made lobby replacement for the Open Net mode is available and does not require extra downloads (other than the latest version of the game). More information is available here, and the source code is available on GitHub.
All players must have the same version of the game and any mods that the host uses. By default, the community patch is missing the button to access the Open Net; download this fix to restore it.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Steam version crashes on launch

The Steam version Sacred 2: Gold will crash if launched when the beta client of Steam is installed.[citation needed]
Instructions[citation needed]
  • Go to settings in the Steam client and opt out of the Beta for the Steam client.
  • Restart Steam and let it download any client updates required.

Windows 7 compatibility

Under Windows 7, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (2.02 through 2.43) will crash constantly.
Under Windows 7, Sacred 2: Ice & Blood (release version 2.64.0) will crash constantly.
There is no official Windows 7 fix for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Here is a post on the Steam forum outlining potential steps to getting Sacred 2 to work on Windows 7. However, the only reliable solution is to buy the add-on or the Gold Edition.
(Pertaining to v2.43 DRM-free German) Game will work only if Windows Aero is turned off.[citation needed]
Only for Ice & Blood: Install official patch[2]


The DRM-free version of Sacred 2: Gold is pre-patched to 2.65.1.

Missing in-game UI

This bug occurs most often if the player switches to and from the map view too quickly.
Restarting the game does not revert it.
Switch to the map view again, changing the speed of the switch until the UI reappears

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX Optional setting; buggy feature unless either community patch is used
Audio Miles Sound System
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer TinCat

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP1
Processor (CPU) 2.6 GHz single-core
2.4 GHz for processors with integrated GPU
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon X1300
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
The elite textures, if installed, take up an additional 9 GB of hard drive space.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/225640/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (225640) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. New 120Hz Games Report - last accessed on May 2023
  2. [ Readme.txt] - last accessed on 2009-10-18
    "Line 276: * Incompatibility with Windows 7 fixed"